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1881-1925 Football-Themed Publications/Articles With Several "Harper's Weekly"

Lot Number 314

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Detailing football in its most archaic stages, these vintage published pieces include complete periodicals and neatly culled pages from publications spanning 1881 through 1925. Showcasing verbose text accounts and period photography, highlights include: 1916 The Independent a Harper’s Weekly complete magazine with a cover story entitled “The Big Game” (magazine is complete, though has two holes to facilitate previous storage); 1911 Collier’s Weekly Princeton-Harvard first football game photographed from an aeroplane (page 15). More on our website.

Additional published guides/pages highlights include:

1881 November 5 Harper’s Weekly with “A Scrummage at the Close” two-page rugby illustration

1883 December 1 Harper’s Weekly with full-page “Collared” foot-ball illustration

1886 December 4 Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper with coverage and illustrations of the November 25 Yale vs. Princeton championship game

1888 November 10 Harper’s Weekly with Walter Camp article entitle “The American Game of Foot-Ball” (penciled notation on front cover)

1891 Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper with Yale and Princeton action photos

1892 October 29 Harper’s Weekly with college football team-by-team breakdown

1892 November 5 Harper’s Weekly with article entitled “Football at West Point and Annapolis” (front and back covers detached)

1893 November 23 Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Yale vs. Harvard game story, photos

1895 October 31 Leslie’s Weekly Illustrated with article entitled “The Science of Drop-Kicking in Foot-Ball”

1901 November 21 Leslie’s Weekly with story entitled “How Foot-Ball Players protect Themselves”

1905 December 9 The Literary Digest with article entitled “Football reform by Abolition”

1910 Collier’s Outdoor America for October page 23-26

1910 “The Football Reformers” rules-themed article

1925 November 12 The Youth’s Companion with football-themed article entitled “Man Afraid of Himself”

Also included are (21) early newspapers (1889-1911) with many containing Walter Camp content; Among the publications are Harper's Weekly, Collier's and Century.

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